Jun
28
Tue
Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nonfiction Book Discussion @ Latham Library
The next meeting of Thetford’s informal nonfiction book discussion group will take place at Latham Library on Thetford Hill on Tuesday June 28th at 7 pm – note the new time!   Weather permitting, we will meet outside the library.   If the weather is bad, the meeting will be on Zoom.   For the Zoom link, please contact librarian@thetfordlibrary.org
We will be discussing Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh.
Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland.

During Sarah’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, she enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but observed the painful challenges of the poverty around her; untreated medical conditions for lack of insurance or consistent care, unsafe job conditions, abusive relationships, and limited resources and information that would provide for the upward mobility that is the American Dream. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves with clarity and precision but without judgement, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country.

Beautifully written, in a distinctive voice, Heartland combines personal narrative with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, challengingthe myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.

The book may be obtained from your local library, via interlibrary loan,  possibly as an audio or e-book via ListenUp Vermont or in New Hampshire,  New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Users need only get a barcode number from their local library to use the services.  Or you can obtain the book from your favorite local bookseller, or via www.bookfinder.com, the aggregator site for booksellers both large and small from all over the world, and for books both new and secondhand.

All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.   Please be vaccinated and masked if you plan to attend in person.

Jun
29
Wed
Watershed Wildlife with VINS @ Peabody Library
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Watershed Wildlife with VINS @ Peabody Library

Where does a drop of water falling in your backyard come from? Where does it go? And who does it meet along the way? Join a VINS Environmental Educator in exploring the ways in which our green mountain landscape and the oceans of the world are intimately connected. We’ll trace the raindrop’s journey with a watershed model, and meet two live animal ambassadors who depend on this cycle, while learning ways we can help our land and oceans stay healthy.
This event is part of the Thetford Libraries “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program.

Jul
7
Thu
“I Love to Read” Magic Show with Tom Joyce @ Latham Library
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"I Love to Read" Magic Show with Tom Joyce @ Latham Library

Please join us for a fun and funny magic show that is full of laughs, tons of audience participation and amazing magic! Tom Joyce is a former magician at FAO Schwartz Toy Store in NYC. Tom delivers a magic show that is top notch and creates magical memories. This could very well be the funniest hour your family spends together all summer long! This event is FREE and no need to RSVP. Best for ages 4 and up. Location: Latham Library Community Room. This event is part of the Thetford Libraries “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program.

Jul
9
Sat
Food and Fuel Assistance Info and Application Session @ Latham Library
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Food and Fuel Assistance Info and Application Session @ Latham Library

Do you have questions or need information about available food or seasonal fuel resources? Come to the Libraries to learn more!

Information and Application Assistance Sessions:

Latham Library: Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peabody Library: Wednesday, July 20, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Come to the library any time during these hours to ask questions, obtain applications, or apply for 3SquaresVT food assistance or LIHEAP Seasonal Fuel Assistance.  These programs are available to anyone with an income of $24,000 or less (household of one) or $32,000 or less (household of two).  Income limits increase as household size increases. You are eligible whether you rent or own your home, and regardless of the amount of other assets you may have.

We may also be able to enroll you or a loved one in Meals on Wheels and a 25% Green Mountain Power Discount.

Questions?  Call Thom Simmons, Outreach Specialist at Senior Solutions, at (802) 885-2655 ext. 2123

Jul
11
Mon
Metal Detecting with Scott Moore @ Thetford Hill Green
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Metal Detecting with Scott Moore @ Thetford Hill Green

Learn about metal detecting with Scott Moore and view some of the treasures he has found. Rain date: Thursday, July 14. Location: Thetford Hill Green. All ages welcome.

Jul
18
Mon
There are Signs of Oceans in Vermont? @ Latham Library
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
There are Signs of Oceans in Vermont? @ Latham Library

Kurt Valenta will lead demonstrations and hands-on activities that explore the geological past of Vermont’s Champlain Basin: from the fossils found at the Chazy Reef in Isle La Motte to the sand dunes of Alburgh and the remnants of shoreline and whales left behind by Lake Vermont. Participants will get a better understanding of Vermont’s interesting past written in its landscape. Location: Latham Library Community Room. Best for school aged children, teens, and families. This event is part of the Thetford Libraries’ “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. 

Jul
20
Wed
Food and Fuel Assistance Info and Application Session @ Peabody Library
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food and Fuel Assistance  Info and Application Session @ Peabody Library

Do you have questions or need information about available food or seasonal fuel resources? Come to the Libraries to learn more!

Information and Application Assistance Sessions:

Latham Library: Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peabody Library: Wednesday, July 20, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Come to the library any time during these hours to ask questions, obtain applications, or apply for 3SquaresVT food assistance or LIHEAP Seasonal Fuel Assistance.  These programs are available to anyone with an income of $24,000 or less (household of one) or $32,000 or less (household of two).  Income limits increase as household size increases. You are eligible whether you rent or own your home, and regardless of the amount of other assets you may have.

We may also be able to enroll you or a loved one in Meals on Wheels and a 25% Green Mountain Power Discount.

Questions?  Call Thom Simmons, Outreach Specialist at Senior Solutions, at (802) 885-2655 ext. 2123

Jul
29
Fri
Teen Movie Night @ Latham Library
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Teen Movie Night @ Latham Library

Come see “Jaws” on the big screen in our newly renovated and ventilated Community Room! Open to teens of all ages. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to librarian@thetfordlibrary.org so we can plan for food. This event is part of Thetford Libraries’ “Oceans of Possibilities” summer programming.

Aug
1
Mon
Puppet Making Workshop @ Latham Library
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Puppet Making Workshop @ Latham Library

Come learn to make a puppet designed by Thetford’s own PuppeTree! This program is free, open to the public, and part of the Thetford Libraries “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. 

Aug
4
Thu
Knit Democracy Together @ Latham Library
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Knit Democracy Together @ Latham Library

Attend a Knit Democracy Together maker circle at the Latham Library. Gather with other civically minded knitters and crafters to deepen your understanding of the electoral system. Artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will talk about “Counting the Vote: the Process, the People, and the Electoral College.”

As you build connections, you will be inspired to ensure everyone’s vote is counted. While we talk about democracy, we’ll make pieces of a collaborative sculpture of a state capitol. It’s a metaphor for how each small action can cumulatively have impact. Don’t knit? No worries. We’ll have activities for non-knitters too. Instructions provided. More information and registration at https://knitdemocracy.org/thetford .